Sabitzer goal seals 1-0 win in Bielefeld!

RB Leipzig win in Bielefeld, making it four wins in a row in the Bundesliga | Sabitzer scores 57 seconds after the restart| 100 Bundesliga appearances for Lukas Klostermann and Nordi Mukiele | Kevin Kampl picks up fifth yellow

Three big points in Bielefeld! RB Leipzig carved out a narrow, but dominant 1-0 victory at Arminia Bielefeld to take the season tally up to 57 points.

With 75% possession and six shots on target to Bielefeld’s zero, the first half belonged very much to Julian Nagelsmann’s side. Only a goal was missing. Three big chances from Emil Forsberg (12’), Dani Olmo (26’) and Christopher Nkunku (43’) all met their match against the impressive Stefan Ortega in Bielefeld’s goal.

But fortunes changed with the opening goal just 57 seconds after the restart. A pin-point pass from Christopher Nkunku picked out Dani Olmo in the Bielefeld penalty area and the Spaniard squared it on a plate for Marcel Sabitzer to tap into an empty net. It was the Austrian’s 50th goal for Leipzig; his 30th in the Bundesliga. RB continued to apply the pressure in search of a second goal; both Amadou Haidara (64) and Nkunku (79’) coming close, but in the end a 1-0 scoreline was enough to secure the much-needed win.

The only downer on the night was a yellow card awarded to Kevin Kampl. It was the midfielder’s fifth of the season, meaning he will have to sit out of the upcoming clash against FC Bayern.





4th minute: A first real chance for Leipzig. Dani Olmo attempts a bicycle keep, but can't keep the effort down.
26th minute: Olmo attempts a dropkick, but Ortega reacts quickly to deny.
30th minute: Long ball into the box, where Marcel Halstenberg is waiting to pounce, but his header flies over Ortega's goal.
46' minute: GOAL for RB Leipzig! Nkunku plays it through to Olmo in the box, who squares for Sabitzer to tap in the opening goal. A 50th RB Leipzig goal for the Austrian.
64th minute: RB Leipzig keep applying the pressure. Amadou Haidara tests from distance, but his effort takes a deflection.

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